|Day 1 - Tuesday 14th May
|Plenary: Delivering a safe and secure service in a digitalized world
The transportation industry is becoming increasingly digitlized, this has had a positive impact on efficiency and customer satisfaction. However, with so many devices becoming connected it has left transportation networks exposed and vulnerable to attack. This session will focus on ways operators can uphold customer expectations whilst ensuring security and safety.
|9:10am||Understanding and coping with the risks of a digitalized transport network
• Appropriately securing your network against cyber attacks
• Adapting to the modernization of equipment across your network
• Protecting your network without effecting your processes
|9:25am||Securing the Internet of things (IOT)
• How does increased connectivity lead to increased risks?
• Creating a defense against breaches in privacy
• Recognizing when human intervention is necessary
|9:55am||Bridging the gap between government and industry
• How can we rebuild the relationship between industry and government?
• Why joint collaboration will strengthen overall security
• Will creating a clear separation between research and regulatory departments in the government aid its unification with industry?
|10:10am||Self-sufficient transportation networks
• Addressing the safety and security concerns surrounding autonomous vehicles
• The importance of regulation across all autonomous modes of transport
• Are unmanned forms of transport the way forward?
Gregory Slater, Administrator, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration
|10:25am||Panel discussion: Technology: friend or foe?
• Is the rapid advancement of technology putting your network at risk?
• Keeping up and keeping safe: embracing innovation without neglecting safety and security
• Integrating new technology with existing legacy systems
|10:55am||Networking coffee break|
Transport operators are embracing this new digital age. Yet, cyber security is not met with the urgency it requires. This is particularly worrying due to the economic, safety and security implications that can be faced in the occurrence of a cyber security breach. This session will focus on bringing together industry experts to examine the issue and highlight the importance of protecting yourselves amidst this digital revolution.
Moderator: Dr Curtis Levinson, US Cyber Security Advisor, NATO
|11:40am||Understanding the consequences of cyber attacks
• Identifying the weak points in your system
• The unique tactics cyber criminals use to infiltrate networks
• Insider threats: why cyber security is more than just an IT problem
|11:55am|| An international approach to cyber security
• Considering the implications of different regulatory systems
• Collaborating across borders
• Cross sector learning: adopting a new approach
|12:25pm||Securing Tomorrow’s Seaports: Addressing the challenges that are revolutionizing transportation logistics
• Staying one step ahead by regularly updating systems
• Understanding and dealing with increased automation and networked systems
• The importance of ensuring vendors comply with your security procedures
Casey Hehr, Director of security, Port of Long Beach
|12:40pm||Managing a cyber assault: the aftermath
• Having responsive processes in place
• Staying on alert: anticipating a security breach
• Effectively executing an emergency response plan
Manuel Guaderrama, Director of Security, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
Panel discussion: Safeguarding your organization when upgrading technology
Transport operators now have access to new technologies which help support traditional policing against the ongoing threats faced. It is important for new technology to blend seamlessly into pre-existing manual procedures, to ensure that physical security is upheld while keeping networks moving efficiently.
Moderator: Michael Lowder, Principal, Michael W. Lowder & Global Associates LLC
|2:25pm||Security across terminals
• Maintaining the same standard of security in foreign jurisdictions
• Using biometrics to monitor access in restricted areas
• Terminal to vehicle communications
Keith Slotter, Vice President Security, JetBlue Airways
|2:40pm||Case study: Canine (k9) deployment on your network
• Vapor sniffing as a deterrent to terrorism
• Investments in canine explosive detection units
• Integrating canine units alongside pre-existing security measures
|3:10pm||Widening the scope of security on your transportation network
• Protecting the perimeters of your network
• Improving the operational activity in high traffic areas to avoid attacks
• Upholding security and safeguarding passengers in the less secure parts of your system
Kath Hammond ‘GTAA’s General Counsel and Vice President Corporate Safety and Security, Toronto Airports
|3:25pm||Predictive policing as a means of tackling day to day physical threats
• Using data analytics to deploy resources to the right place
• Using artificial intelligence to predict when and where a crime is most likely to occur
• The importance of highly visible staffing
|3:40pm||Panel discussion: Proactive versus reactive security strategies
• How are physical threats evolving?
• Is passenger screening feasible across all forms of transport
• Why simulating an attack is important in maintaining and improving security?
Roundtable sessions promote niche and open discussion amongst delegates. The conference hall will be divided into zones, each themed around a different challenge. Delegates can choose which zone they would like to join and a moderator will lead the group in discussion of the topic. Following the discussion, each table leader will feed their conclusions from the session back to the whole group.
|4:55pm||PCI compliance: Ensuring customer credit card details are secure when paying online or in person.|
|Blockchain Technology: Providing an extra level of security to valuable cargo|
|Installing real time CCTV systems on your network|
|Ensuring your wireless communications are secure|
|5:55pm||Networking drinks reception|
|Day 2 - Wednesday 15th May
|Plenary: Using technology To Mitigate Human Error
Accidents and incidents caused by human error are an avoidable risk. Increasing digitlization and automation are one way of reducing mistakes, as is ensuring the regular trainings and the constant upskilling of staff. This session will look at different strategies that can be put into place to help secure your network from the dangers caused by human error.
|9:10am||Implementing and managing a successful safety management programme
• Instilling a safety culture withing your organisation
• Prioritising safety at every level of your network
• Staying on track to meet the FTA deadline
|9:25am||Case study: Investments In artificial intelligence
• Understanding the needs of your organization
• Buying intelligently
• Attaining a return on your investments in the long term
Reducing accidents and incidents through data analytics
|10:10am||Digitalizing operational processes: benefits for safety and security
• Understanding the common mistakes workers make at terminals and investing in technology to mitigate these
• Automating security checks at terminals to reduce mistakes
• How will automation improve efficiency and security?
Mark Hatfield Jr., Assistant Aviation Director and Chief Security Officer, Miami International Airport
|10:25am||Panel discussion: Can we run a safe and efficient service with minimal human intervention
• In what circumstances is automation safer than manual operation
• Understanding the limitations of humans and using technology to compensate for them
• What does automation look like in the future?
|10:55am||Networking coffee break
|INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP SESSIONS:
Led by a facilitator, workshops offer a perfect platform for interaction, debate, and sharing of best practice. Following the moderators' introductory presentation, delegates will sit on tables of no more than 10 to discuss specific challenges. Each table will then feed their conclusions back to the whole group.
|11:40am||Training session: Coordinating a cyber security exercise
• Orchestrating a cyber security breach to identity and target weaknesses
• Testing both technical and personnel processes
• Adapting cyber defence methods to coincide with human behaviour
|Staff management and Training
As much as preventative measures are implemented to ward of attacks. There is still a chance that a wrong doer can cause harm to your network and commuters. Taking into account the rise in terrorism, it is important now more than ever that staff and the general public are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to react accordingly in an emergency situation.
|1:40pm||Enhancing security before, during and after employment
• Conducting background checks before acquiring staff
• Using wearable technology to monitor staff: what are the advantages and disadvantages?
• Sharing data with other operators to ensure high risk employees are not rehired
Jennifer Gdanov, Director of Safety Reporting and Compliance, Union Pacific Railroad
|1:55pm||Instilling and maintaining an information security culture within your organization
• Getting your staff to feel personally responsible for security
• Establishing company protocols and adhering to them
• Spotting and eliminating the weak links in your organization
|2:25pm||Enhancing the competencies and capabilities of individuals responsible for safety oversight
• Equipping staff with the skills needed to effectively spot risk indicators
• Regular updates to safety processes and procedures
• Making proactive safety management the norm
Jayne Deno, Chief HR Officer, Metra & Hilary Konczal ‘Chief Safety & Environmental Officer, Metra Commuter Rail
|2:40pm||Crisis intervention: executing a smooth response
• Working with third party providers to ensure flawless communication between first responders and local authorities
• Preparing staff for emergency situations by staging emergency scenarios
• Utilizing social media to educate the general public about how to respond to an attack
|2:55pm||Panel discussion: preparing your staff to combat security risks
• Do your staff know how to spot a suspicious email
• Integrating security into all trainings
• Conducting practical training sessions
|3:25pm||End of Transport Security Congress|